NS Bikes Snabb E2 2015
The NS Snabb E2 is NS’s first foray into the trail and enduro market, and they seem to have played things right! NS realize most of their riders push hard, and there’s an increasing demand from enduro riders for slack hardcore bikes that can tackle DH tracks without breaking a sweat! NS meet this demand with the new NS Snabb E2!
The Snabb utilizes features from NS’s full on DH machine the Fuzz, chiefly the 4-bar Horst linkage, which provides a supportive suspension curve and strong levels of anti-squat. Importantly the shock is mounted low in the frame, making for low overall mass placement, and therefore a stable and planted ride!
The frame is constructed from both 6061 and 6066 aluminum, with reinforced areas for optimal weight and stiffness levels! Given that NS bikes are usually ridden hard NS have fitted the NS Snabb E2 with chunky, strong, and reliable pivot bearings. The frame is packed with modern features such as internal cable routing for dropper posts, a stiffness increasing 142x12 rear axle, a long front triangle, TIG welding, the list goes on…
With a tough, slack frame with all the modern features you could wish for the NS Snabb E2 is the ultimate enduro bike for hard and fast riders!
The NS Snabb E2 is the more affordable version of the new Snabb enduro range. NS have gone for a no nonsense kit list, functional, high performance, and with no unnecessary overspending! This way you get a killer bike for a price that doesn’t kill!
The 1x10 drivetrain has an expanded range due to the 42T cog, which makes long or steep climbs a lot more comfortable, without having to resort to pushing. This is a great affordable alternative to the more expensive 1x11 systems. The mix of Sram X5 and X7 parts, including the type-2 mech make for crisp and dependable shifting. A Mozart chainguide keeps everything tight, and almost eliminates the chance of dropping a chain! Stamp on the pedals and the NS Snabb E2 will respond just as you need!
Suspension is key to a controlled ride; this is a department the NS Snabb E2 doesn’t struggle in! The X-fusion Sweep RL2 is a chunky unit, meaning great stiffness, and great accuracy when hammering down a tricky line. The smooth air cartridge and progressive damping make for a great combination. The Rockshox Monarch R shock also uses air damping, keeping weight down but performance top-notch.
The NS Snabb E2 features NS hubbed wheels, which tick-over smoothly and efficiently, and the huge Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres find grip where you wouldn’t think its possible. Avid DB3 brakes are needed to slow this beast down. NS provide their own high quality parts for the cockpit, with an Octane one saddle further back, held on an X-fusion dropper seatpost, a now essential feature on versatile enduro bikes such as the NS Snabb E2.
|Chain stay length||N/A|
|Frame||NS Snabb Enduro w/ 163mm rear wheel travel, AL6061-T6+AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes, internal cable guide routing option|
|FRONT TYRE||Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35|
|FRONT HUB||NS Rotary 15 disc (sealed bearing), NS Rotary Cassette 142mm (sealed bearings)|
|REAR SHOCK||Rock Shox Monarch R High Volume air shock, 216x63mm|
|REAR HUB||NS Rotary 15 disc (sealed bearing), NS Rotary Cassette 142mm (sealed bearings)|
|REAR TYRE||Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35|
|RIMS||Jalco DD28, 650B, 32h|
|SPOKES||14G-2.0mm w/ 14mm nipples|